Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
Publication Date UK: August 2nd, US: August 7th 2012

Throne of Glass - Bloomsbury

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
Synopsis from

I read the four prequels to this, which might not be high quality literature or innovative, but solid entertainment and this is what won me over to give this book a try. I’m actually not quite over what happened in the last novella, The Assassin and the Empire. I suspect you don’t have to read this backstory to understand the actual book - and I’m also a little miffed that they had the backstory in four parts you have to pay for (if you aren’t lucky and find them as a free one day promotion) - but it’s a nice little story in itself as well. And in this case I’m all in favour of the UK cover, no questions asked.

Which book are you waiting for this week?


Little Miss Becky said...

I have to agree with you on the cover---the UK one is awesome! I'm hearing rave reviews about thi some already. Hope you're enjoying it soon!

Randi M said...

Great pick! I can't wait for Throne of Glass, especially after all the "this is a new favorite" reviews I've read recently! :)

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Jade said...

The UK cover IS gorgeous. I was lucky enough to read an ARC of it and I must say it is absolutely amazing, I haven't read the novellas, but I think I know what you mean happened in the fourth one, but trust me, broken hearts are healed! In any case, enjoy it, I did!


Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

I LOVED this book! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Anonymous said...

I've heard so much about Throne of Glass. Can't wait for it's release :)

Juli Rahel said...

That is indeed a gorgeous cover. It's a pet peeve of mine when you feel like a story has been split into different parts just to make more money! Thanks for sharing!
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Martina Koleva said...

Oh I can't wait for this one too. It sounds so interesting and the preview of it is even more so. I can't wait to get my hands on it, and hopefully I'll get a chance to do that very soon. Great pick!

Krystianna (Downright Dystopian) said...

Great pick! I can't wait for this one either. I've heard nothing but amazing things about it. Plus, I love the whole concept. :)

Thanks for sharing!

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